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Areas in Planet X Area

Crypt, The 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Love Nest Area 2 / 4 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Planet X Pinnacle 5 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7

Description

The open area north of Cap Rock is home to the Planet X Area which contains a number of quality routes as well as the popular Planet X Bouldering.

Notable areas here include the sunny The Love Nest which is home to a handful of quality sport routes in the 5.11 range, the free-standing Planet X Pinnacle which has a great 5.8 crack/face route as well as some other face routes in the 5.9-5.11+ range and The Crypt, a more recently developed area with routes in the 5.7-5.11 range.

Getting There

Look for a dirt pullout about 1.4 miles from Hidden Valley Campground and 0.3 miles before Cap Rock that's on the left (east) side of the road if coming from Hidden Vally CG.

A well-defined and marked trail leads across the desert to The Love Nest which is visible from the car and on the approach. Hiking east a bit further will get you to Planet X Pinnacle as well as the Planet X Bouldering area. The Crypt lies a bit further east still, although it can also approached from the vicinity of the Hall of Horrors.

Approach times vary from 5-20 minutes depending upon the area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Planet X Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Planet X Planet X Pinnacle
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Planet Y Planet X Pinnacle
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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